A dangerous collision between a pandemic and America’s biggest family get together is just around the corner.
Before we get to the main course, we’ve got an update on the presidential transition between President Trump and President-Elect Joe Biden (1:08). Quick Skimm: nothing’s really happened so far. We’ll also tell you about Amazon’s big move this week into the world of prescription drugs (7:50).
Then, we’re coming up on the last exit before Thanksgiving. It’s our final chance to rethink our plans as COVID cases in the U-S set new records every day. We’ll give you an update on where things stand and what’s contributing to this latest surge in cases (12:19).
Finally, if you find yourself having to be Top Chef at your holiday dinner this year, we’ve got you covered (22:06). Cue: a smaller feast… but the same well-deserved nap.
BTW: here’s a one-pan, one-pot Thanksgiving dinner that takes three hours or less to put together.
On this episode, you’ll hear from:
Kristine Simmons, VP of government affairs, Partnership for Public Service
Dr. Fadia Shaya, director of the Center on Drugs and Public Policy, University of Maryland's School of Pharmacy
Vanessa Kerry, CEO, Seed Global Health
Zack Bruell, Cleveland-based chef and restaurateur
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